Chestnut_Rice joined on Feb 26th, 2013, since that has made 799 posts that are still accessible today, 24 of which are threads. Helping shape the community, Chestnut_Rice has given 902 upvotes, and was last online on Sep 23rd, 2014.
I recently stumbled upon some discussions about this subject, and realized that while anime is mostly meant to be a medium meant for "fun", that it can also lead to rather interesting discussions. So from now on I'll try to create a new thread every week (or other week, depending on the number of replies this one gets) to stimulate the community to think a bit deeper about what we're really watching.
This week's subject is the above picture. Kaiki Deishu is an infamous imposter imposing on Araragi and Senjougahara's town in Nisemonogatari. Soon it's revealed that he used to be a good friend of the man (now disappeared) who helped Araragi and Senjougahara over come otherworldly problems in the past. It seems like they were in the same club during college. In that time, this was asked to the members of the club: "Given a real thing, and an indistinguishable fake, which has more value?" There was the typical reaction saying that the real thing was worth more because it was real. Then there was the one who said both are worth the same because they are essentially the same thing. Then there was Kaiki who said that the fake, in its attempt to be real, ends up being more valuable than the original ever was. What does the Colorless think? I do have my own opinion but I'd rather refrain from stating it in the opening post.
Not really. I didn't start watching anime seriously until highschool, at which point I found out that people in North America usually looked down on fans for some reason. But everyone grew up watching Eureka 7, One Piece and Gundam SEED on Friday nights in our city so we didn't have many weeaboos (if I remember) but neither did we have people who made fun of anime fans. So it wasn't positive or negative throughout highschool since it wasn't special enough to introduce me to friends I otherwise wouldn't have met or hated enough to subject me to unwarranted bad experiences. Anime did introduce me to some really cool online communities though so I guess that's a thing but I don't think that counts as childhood. That part of my life was mostly dedicated to Lego, piano classes, playing on the playground and SpongeBob so.
I got to lv 20 on Rena!
Nien steps down as a starter:
CLG MakNooN a distinct possibility now?
Play it. It's really fun :v
Yea we used to frag each other on the library computers. Shit was great. Ok after a couple days of playing here's what I found about animation cancelling:
K-style in the traditional sense doesn't exist anymore as it's impossible to dash, jump, block and shank people at the same time with very minimal time between blocks to render yourself pretty much unkillable, but a skilled player will be rewarded if they can time their blocks, melees and cancels well.
"Wallrunning" is an actual mechanic now you jump while running into walls and you run on them. Something interesting happened because of this though: Ivan and Rena (I've never seen a Max or Elena do this) are actually fast enough to wallrun, jump off, cancel then dash back. This makes it so that you pretty much are able to fly, block, shoot and generally jump around at insane speed while anywhere near vertical terrain, which is pretty much ALL OF ABANDONED MANSION. I heard it's called "wallposting"?
Also Elena can cancel her noob tube reload by changing weapons to shoot REALLY FUCKING FAST.
There's also other broken shit that you might want to learn like "cutdashing" (what I call it). Basically with this you can dash without hitting the direction key twice and you do a melee strike which is really useful. People call it "butterfly" but it's not the butterfly you remember. Your shield is down about half the time but it's a really useful technique for kiting and evasion while being able to deal some damage.
OH yea I forgo to mention that.
The Steam version is NORTH AMERICA ONLY.
Europeans players can get a separate account and download the client at their site: (the link is here but for some reason it's not showing up. Google "gunz 2" and it's the .co.uk link)
Possibly the most realistic video of your first moments:
By the way Ivan is THE best character for PvP. He's supposed to be the sniper, but his melee has the largest range and the largest AoE. AND his ultimate ability allows him to one-shot people.
Rena is the character I'm using atm. She's supposed to be a CQC fighter but in PvP it's way too easy to get stun-locked (you get stunned when you're dealt melee most of the time) with a bunch of people running around. She's probably the best 1v1 with her shadow clone and dash abilities, though. The funny thing is, once you get the best item with damage over time and insane critical chance, you can one-shot entire groups of people with a single regular melee combo.
Campaign is really easy with multiple Elenas but she's meh in PvP. You die really easily to the OP Melee characters.
Max just sucks. You can barely "k-style (not actually the k-styling you remember, but you can still do some animation cancelling and it helps with being mobile)" with him but it's fun as shit to watch people die from being on fire.
So how many of you remember k-styling like a little bitch with your friends on GunZ? The original might be gone, but don't worry now we have GUNZ TWO.
For those of you who don't know, GunZ is a action-packed shooter mmo. It is either fun or unforgiving depending on how good you are. Battles are lightning-speed and jerk reactions are the name of the game. Come join us for a fast-paced battle to the death!
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